Later about a year of graduating college she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she got a job submitting book reviews (1). Through time people became more aware of her writing skills which lead to her writings of short stories. This is when her long journalistic career began. While living in Pittsburgh Willa Cather would end up becoming a high school teacher. As a teacher she taught at two different schools, Central High School is where she taught for her first year (1).
Robert Olen Mr. Pagel ENGL 1010 February 11, 2012 "homage to my hips" Lucille Clifton was a woman of great pride in herself as well as her heritage. The poem "homage to my hips" was not the first poem that she wrote honoring certain assets that involved her physical appearance. Mrs. Clifton also wrote the poems "Homage of Mine", and "homage to my hair." The poems were written in the sixties, but not published until later after a public reading in New York, where Random House ask Lucille to submit a manuscript of some of her works. There are plenty of examples in the poem that portrays the struggles of the time for women, not to mention her struggling nationality that has been fighting for equal rights for over a century.
A Girl From Yamhill Beverly Cleary I selected Beverly Cleary to read about because she is a well known author, especially by youth’s. She has wrote many famous books for many different ages like children’s picture books as well as juvenile fiction and young adult novels. She is best known for her stories about little Ramona Quimby. She has accomplished a lot; she was even named a library of Congress “Living Legend” in 2000. I was pleased with what I read, since she took one of her teacher’s advice and made it a reality.
Susan Glaspell: Influential Female Writer of the 20th Century. Susan Glaspell, ground breaking feminist writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, became a very influential writer in the 20th century. Glaspell continued on the legacy of authors such as Kate Chopin as prominent literary figures. Glaspell’s work influenced many females’ authors even today; Glaspell joins the ranks of “Literary Figure Greats.” The creation of Provincetown Players served as a venue for Glaspell’s work, including her one-act play “Trifles.” Susan Keating Glaspell, was born to Elmer Glaspell and Alice Keating on July 1, 1876, in Davenport, Iowa. (Evans) The details of Glaspell’s childhood are slim leading to the assumption by many, that she lead a relatively quiet,
Suddenly Lee had a best seller. Fans wanted more but To Kill a Mockingbird was Lee’s only published novel. The last work under Lee’s name was an essay, over 20 years old now, that she read at the Alabama Heritage Festival in 1983. She has received many awards for her book. Bookstores say that High School and Middle School students account for most of the sales of the novel.
Because Skeeter’s parents weren’t a big part of her life as a child, they left their help to raise their daughter. Constantine encouraged Skeeter and gave her confidence. She taught Skeeter that each day she would have to decide wether or not she would listen to what others said about her. She also made Skeeter to believe that she could do what she wanted with her life, “All my life I’d been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine’s thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe” (00).
In persuading her readers, Lamott uses ethos, logos and pathos to great effect. Ethos, or credibility, is used by taking anecdotes from many famous writers. Even Lamott herself has great credibility when discussing writing tips because of her vast experience in journalism and writing novels. Logos, or the appeal to logic, is done Prior to reading the essay by Lamott, I did what most students do; Try
Sylvia Plath was born on October 27th, 1932 in Massachusetts and was a famous poet, novelist, and short story writer. Her first poem was published in a daily newspaper when she was only eight. She was popular among her peers, received straight A grades, and was always the one winning prizes. She earned a scholarship when she was 18 to go to Smith College, a private women’s liberal arts college, where she wrote over 400 poems, including Mad Girl’s Love Song. In this villanelle, Plath has used three poetic techniques including personification, symbols and opposites.
Carol Joyce Oates was interested in reading and writing since early age. At age fourteen, her aunt gifted her a typewriter, which inspired her to write. During high school she started writing for a school newspaper and participated in many writing contests. In 1953, at age fifteen, Oates wrote her first novel, though it was rejected by publishers who found it too depressing for teenage audiences. She was the
Peer reviews were difficult for me, because I do not think of myself as a very critical person, but the course overall was very helpful. The first, and my personal favorite would be the explanatory essay. I enjoy reading, and I liked the fact that I could reflect on the book as a whole, giving my thoughts on the events as they were unfolding. The more I wrote, the more defined my opinions became, and the more confident my writing grew. Where I stated, “I believe this novel was Bronte’s life work, masterpiece, and what she felt about this world in general,” is a prime example of my explanation of the novel.